PADI Divemaster Course

The First PADI Professional Level

Go Pro and become on of diving's elite as you learn to lead divers, work in dive centres and assist PADI Instructors with training


Ocean Tribe


Why not consider taking your PADI Divemaster Course in Kenya? The PADI Divemaster course is the first professional level in the PADI Diver System. When it comes to scuba diving coral reefs, Kenya is up there with the best of them.

The PADI Divemaster course consists of a mix of dive theory, workshops, stamina tests, practical skills assessments and practical experience.

Ocean Tribe’s dive base in Diani Beach is located on one of the world’s top 10 rated beaches and consistently rated the best in Africa. The palm tree-lined white powder sands run down to azure waters where the fringing coral reefs can be found only 100m off shore.

First up you will sit an Orientation with your allotted PADI Instructor who will be responsible for supervising your entire course and overseeing your PADI Divemaster course schedule from Day one. They will be your ‘mentor’ and explain the process to you.

You will spend some of the course ‘assisting student divers in training’ and although you will have the opportunity to assist a variety of our Instructors, when possible you will assist your mentor.

We will schedule your training in sequence, building up your diving skills, confidence and experience step by step whilst you enjoy Diani Beach’s fantastic scuba diving and marine life. These include a wreck, spectacular coral reefs and more.

As you progress through the PADI Divemaster course you will become more responsible for dive shop activities in the Divemaster role.

  • Boat & dive centre logistics
  • Assisting our certified PADI Divemasters with certified divers
  • Delivering briefings to divers
  • Assisting our Instructors with student diver training
  • Guiding certified divers on underwater tours
  • You can dive as much as you want so expect to log many dives, working together with people from all over the world.

Please review the diver medical before purchasing


  • PADI Divemaster Crewpack $350.00
  • PADI Dive Theory Online $100.00
  • Emergency First Response Primary & Secondary Care Course $100.00
  • Accommodation Stilts Treehouses (Camping Tents) $25.00
  • Accommodation Stilts Treehouses (Forest Banda) $30.00
  • Accommodation Stilts Treehouses (Treehouses- Communal Bathroom) $40.00
  • Accommodation Stilts Treehouses (Treehouses- Private Bathroom) $50.00
  • Accommodation- Flamboyant -Pool View Twin Room $80.00
  • Accommodation- Flamboyant -Pool View Double Room $90.00
  • Accommodation- Flamboyant -Ocean View Twin Room $100.00
  • Accommodation- Flamboyant -Ocean View Double Room $105.00
  • Accommodation- Alliance Safari Beach Hotel-Single Room B & B $90.00
  • Accommodation- Alliance Safari Beach Hotel-Single Room -Half Board $115.00
  • Accommodation- Alliance Safari Beach Hotel-Single Room- Full Board $140.00
  • Accommodation- Alliance Safari Beach Hotel-Double Room B & B $110.00
  • Accommodation- Alliance Safari Beach Hotel-Double Room- Half Board $135.00
  • Accommodation- Alliance Safari Beach Hotel-Double Room- Full Board $160.00

Participant Requirements

  • 18 Years Old
  • Rescue Diver Certified
  • 40 Dives Logged
  • Emergency First Response Certified
  • Dive Medical Signed By Physician 

Please note: You will be required to present your certification cards during check in for the program. 

Not Included

  • PADI Divemaster Crewpack (Required)
  • PADI Divemaster Application Fee £88 (GBP)

Diver Insurance

As mentioned previously, scuba diving is a very safe sport. However, accidents can happen even if you’re a conservative diver. Evacuation is efficient and cheap but once you reach the hyperbaric chamber the costs skyrocket. A standard treatment can cost US$3,000+ and you will probably need more than one session. We have a chamber located in the Kenya Navy base in Mombasa. They will need proof of scuba diving travel insurance before treatment begins.

For this reason, we highly recommend that you have your own cover. Your name on a valid insurance document will expedite the process. Getting verification from a general cover policy like ours will take longer. It’s essential to get treatment for decompression illness as quickly as possible.

While you might be covered on your travel insurance (you should check your policy for this and read it carefully) it is a good idea to carry specialist diving insurance. Ocean Tribe offers basic cover but in the worst-case scenario, with chamber expenses, the costs can end up skyrocketing.

We recommend Divers Alert Network (DAN) Diver Insurance. They’re all divers and have a team of diving doctors. Their advice is great and they know how to get everything arranged quickly and efficiently wherever you are. After consulting with DAN’s specialists they will guarantee payment to the hospital so you can begin treatment.

Annual insurance with DAN is great value for money. They can also supply excellent short-term coverage from 1 – 30 days from US$10 per day, US$40 per week or US$50 for 30 days. We’re a DAN partner so happy to arrange this for you. Click here to get started.

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